Security Expert Gets Pilot Licence
It’s not every day that an internationally renowned perimeter security expert gets a flying licence!
Our regular blog readers will know that our Technical Director Andy Moon has a passion for flight and there are a number of video clips on our YouTube Channel from when Andy piloted a 4 seater plane over our offices in Stirling such as this one.
The news of a flying licence should, however, not worry our perimeter security customers. Andy is not planning a change of career– the licence is for model aircraft :)
Initially when he told us the news, we all offered our congratulations but thought little of it. Model aircraft for us, like for many people, conjured up a picture of a small, balsa wood model glued together from bits in a kit with a handy little remote control. Think again!
After seeing this photo which Andy took at his local flying club on the day he passed his exam, we asked a few questions and the answers soon made us realize how much more complex and serious a subject model aircraft flying really is.
|Andy's Flying Club|
For example, the licence permits Andy to fly models anywhere in the UK, up to ½ full-scale aircraft size and at speeds up to 100mph!
Moreover, not only does it require a lot of skill and dedicated practice to be sufficiently competent to pass such a flying exam but Andy’s devotion goes beyond that. He didn’t just purchase a model aircraft – he built his own! Andy’s plane? It's the red white and blue one of course :)
|Andy's model aircraft|
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